2011 HR Fellow, Taslima Akhter featured on NYTimes Lens blog


Taslima Akhter

Fighting Hopelessness Amid Ashes, The New York Times Lens blog

Taslima Akhter, 2011 Human Rights Fellow, arrived at the Tazreen Fashions garment factory fire four hours after the fire tore through the building. Her story was featured on Lens blog on November 29.

“It’s not an easy experience for me,” she said. “But I took photos because they work dawn to dusk for very little money and their lives are considered to be so cheap, worth nothing.”

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